Early Years Quality Mark
We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Early Years Quality Mark which is for 3 years, starting in September 2018.
Feedback from the assessment procedure was fantastic and the following was highlighted:
A visit to the Early Years rooms shows how staff work as a strong, well organised team who know how to support children. There is good evidence of detailed planning, evaluations and monitoring timetables to ensure children develop as effective learners and achieve their best. Procedures reflect the department’s commitment to inclusion and developing the whole child not just in terms of literacy and numeracy.
Discussion with staff shows how they clearly know children well, even at the start of a new term because there is shared responsibility to monitor their learning and skills, and secure knowledge about the action to help them all progress.
There is good evidence of how the department fully understands child development and subsequently sets high expectations within quality provision using a wide range of different but very relevant opportunities and activities for children. Each child is treated as an individual with unique needs in terms of literacy and numeracy as well as other abilities.
During a learning walk children were engrossed in their activities and confident to chat about what they were doing.
The learning environment inside is vibrant and contains several teaching and learning prompts for children and supporting adults.
Parents appreciate how they are regularly informed about what their child is learning in literacy and maths and say they find staff very approachable if they have any concerns.
We are delighted with this outcome and congratulate all of our staff and stakeholders for the work that has gone into this process.